Raw foods are currently enjoying growing popularity as people discover their healing and health-giving benefits, but raw foodism is more than just a fad - historically, many cultures and religions have placed value on the eating of "living" foods, and proponents have been helping others overcome life-threatening diseases since the early 20th century. Many who are new to the diet may imagine that eating only uncooked foods would be restrictive and boring, but Kate Wood hopes to show this is far from the case. There is a wealth of fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds and sprouts to discover and use, and with the use of equipment such as a juicer and dehydrator, a whole host of ways to prepare them. The book includes almost 150 recipes, some of which allow the occasional non-raw ingredient to reflect the author's non-proscriptive attitude to a raw food lifestyle, in order to encourage those who may not want to go the whole way but are interested in incorporating something new into their existing diet. This book is suitable not only for those who want to adhere to a raw food diet but also for those who may simply wish to embark on a week or two of detoxifying.